Report
Description

This report argues that India's population growth will bring with it increased demand for water, food and energy requiring significant expansions of current infrastructure and resource availability.

Overview: By 2050 India is likely to be home to 1.6 billion people. This population growth will bring with it increased demand for water, food and energy, requiring significant expansions of current infrastructure and resource availability. Factoring in climate change, meeting these demands is likely to present as India’s greatest challenge. The resources required are available to meet this demand; however, inefficient resource use, mismanagement, unequal governance structures and increased vulnerability to climate change, will severely limit the access required. Vulnerable to upstream development in the Himalayan region, future food and water security will require greater regional cooperation. For India, addressing internal structural problems with resource management can reduce this vulnerability considerably.

Publication Details
Publication Year:
2014